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Offline johnd248

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 09:15:46 AM »
Yes, Johnd248 went to France for two weeks, yes I am back, and yes already responded to two MVAs and a working chimney fire.  Didn't get to visit any fire stations although I wanted to; saw some fire engines on the road, not responding.  All quiet in wine and cheese land.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2013, 07:19:38 PM »
Welcome home; glad you had a safe and enjoyable trip.

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2013, 08:01:05 PM »
Welcome home; glad you had a safe and enjoyable trip.

  I agree. I've known John for a long time. I like to joke around with him because he is really such a great guy. We were probably in our 20s when we rode the same fire trucks together. Now, well, lets just say that was a pretty long time ago.

  And for those who don't know, John also has a son who is a Lt on the Fairfield, (Ct) Fire Dept.

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2014, 07:03:54 PM »
 I think "G-man" might appreciate this.

 Any idea of what member of this site had his picture on an eight cent postage stamp back in 1973.

 Well, the FDNY War Years were rolling along. The fire activity was non stop. There were second sections and parts of New York City were looking like a War Zone.

 While working as a letter carrier in Westport, Ct there was word that a new series of ten stamps were coming out to celebrate the change from what had previously been referred to as the US Post Office, to now, the US Postal Service. A photographer and artist from a Westport shop was picked to do this job. He would follow the various jobs done by the post office for about two weeks. Then design a series of ten stamps from the hundreds of photos he took.

  From Letter Carrier to Clerks. From Rural Carriers to Supervisors. And those working the loading platforms and conveyer belts. One of those that he followed around for the day was a young walking letter carrier. The letter carrier he followed around liked the job, but all the guy talked about was being a fireman. And he told this photographer how he spends his days off chasing fire trucks in New York City.

  This is a picture of that eight cent stamp of a young letter carrier that wanted to be a fireman. I believe the stamps came out in April, 1973.

  http://www.mysticstamp.com/viewProducts.asp?sku=1497

  Sure looks like NFD2004, aka Willy D, about 75 lbs lighter and 40 years younger.

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2014, 07:47:43 PM »
There was a Stamp made from a photo in Vietnam of a Soldier jumping from a helicopter that was a few feet off the ground ....that Soldier later became a FF in ENG*324 ..... his Son is now a FF in 324......  an enlargement of the stamp is in a frame on the kitchen wall.   

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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2014, 09:30:34 PM »
There was a Stamp made from a photo in Vietnam of a Soldier jumping from a helicopter that was a few feet off the ground ....that Soldier later became a FF in ENG*324 ..... his Son is now a FF in 324......  an enlargement of the stamp is in a frame on the kitchen wall.

  Chief JK, I found this one that might be it.

  http://www.123rf.com/photo_8770844_usa-vintage-postage-stamp-showing-an-image-of-the-1960-s-vietnam-war-with-usa-soldier-marines-enteri.html

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2014, 09:59:37 PM »
Yes - definately a young Willy D USPO mail carrier making a stop at McDonald's.



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Re: News of Members
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2014, 12:25:45 AM »
nfd ...that is the ENG*324 photo.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2014, 02:43:24 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2014, 05:55:25 AM »
nfd & mack.... Thanks for posting further info on these Vet's...NEVER FORGET !.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2014, 08:20:48 AM »
Was Willy D's mail bag full of mail or Big Macs??

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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2014, 09:43:53 AM »
Was Willy D's mail bag full of mail or Big Macs??

  Maybe Big Macs and something to take the chill off on those cold winter days.